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Mrs Wicks and Mrs Green - Class 5

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Welcome to Class 5


This page has useful information about the day to day running of Class 5 and about what we get up to in our busy, exciting classroom. 


We work alongside Miss Wilkinson, our teaching partner.


Our Summer term topic is Meet The Greeks – Ancient Greeks


The children will build on their geographical understanding of Europe by studying the physical and human features of Greece today before taking a trip back to one of the most fascinating civilisations in history as they discover Ancient Greece and all it has to offer. Children will be taken on a voyage of discovery to explore how much of this civilisation is still evident in our society today. They will discover the people, the inventions, the art, the technology, the mythology and so much more. Children will need to use their research skills to investigate what life was like on a daily basis for the Ancient Greeks. They will research areas such as food, clothing, education and family life and present the information in a variety of ways. The children will study in detail the origin of the Olympic Games and how it compares to the Olympics of today. They will focus on the Para-Olympics, considering the importance of equality of opportunity when exploring the British values.


Mrs Wicks will read ‘Who Let The Gods Out’ by Maz Evans as our class novel. 


In Science, we will be studying properties and changes of materials: Materials have different uses depending on their properties and state (liquid, solid, gas). Properties include hardness, transparency, electrical and thermal conductivity and attraction to magnets.  Some materials will dissolve in a liquid and form a solution while others are insoluble and form sediment. Mixtures can be separated by filtering, sieving and evaporation. Some changes to materials such as dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible, but some changes such as burning wood, rusting and mixing vinegar with bicarbonate of soda result in the formation of new materials and these are not reversible.


Mrs Green will continue to read the Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf.



If you have/would like to share any information or expertise on any of the above, please let Mrs Wicks and Mrs Green know!


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Useful information:


  • PE: Our PE lessons are on Monday  afternoons.  Children may come to school in P.E kit which should include appropriate clothing and footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities and the weather that day as most P.E lessons will take place whatever the weather.   Please make sure that all items of clothing are named.


  • Homework: Reading, spellings and times tables form part of weekly homework and any additional homework will be sent home, with an accompanying explanation letter.


  • Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Monday. 10 new spellings will be sent home every Monday to be learned for the following Monday. Children should know how to spell the words and be able to use them in a sentence. This is very important and will also be tested. Spelling Frame will be used as a way to practise their weekly spelling rules at home.


  • Times tables will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday.


  • Reading diaries are now found in the children's Personal Organisers - we would like the children to read at least three times a week and to see the planner signed at least three times a week by an adult please.


  • Outdoor Learning: A large part of our recovery curriculum this September will be spend time learning outdoors, as we enjoy using the new recovery garden and large grounds we are fortunate to have as a school. Therefore please can you ensure that your child has a suitable waterproof coat every day in school. We would also appreciate it if you can provide your child with a named pair of wellington boots which they can leave in the outdoor shoe box. This will enable us to provide opportunities to take their learning outside. Children can also bring in indoor shoes to wear inside to keep our take-care school looking clean and tidy as well as enjoying some home comforts.

Maths Links

Reading Comprehension Skills

Year 5 non-negotiables

Summer Term Curriculum Overview - Meet the Greeks

Spring Term Curriculum Overview - A Sense of Place

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview- Lost in Space

Good Reads for Year Five and beyond!

Parent/ Carer Reading Comprehension Questions